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Region: Campania

Greco di Tufo DOCG

Facts about this wine

Wine: White wine
Taste: Dry
Volume: Medium
Min. alcohol: 11.5%
Storage potential: 3 years

Greco di Tufo received its DOCG in 2003 (DOC in 1970), and is quite simply an excellent white wine. The production area includes eight communes in the northwestern part of Campania, and the wine takes its name from the little city, Tufo, centrally located in the middle of the zone.

The grape composition consists of Greco (85-100%), a clone of the original grape the Greeks brought with them in ancient times, and Coda di Volpe Bianca can also be added (0-15%).

The fact that so many fantastic wines come from this region is because the Greco grape thrives in the tuff-filled, volcanic soil surrounding Tufo and the seven other mountain cities. Many consider it to be just as good as Fiano di Avellino DOCG, its neighbor and competitor to the south.

Compared with the neighboring region, Greco di Tufo DOCG proves to be a slightly less fruity wine than Fiano di Avellino DOCG, but on the other hand, Greco di Tufo DOCG has a fuller body and hints of acidity.

The color is a more or less intense straw yellow, the bouquet is pleasant, intense, fine and characteristic. The taste is dry and harmonious with a slightly bitter aftertaste that makes it well-suited for lighter meat dishes.

Greco di Tufo DOCG has a shelf not quite as long as Fiano di Avellino DOCG (3-5 years), but goes excellently with the region's fish dishes.

When a Greco di Tufu DOCG has had its second fermentation in the bottle (Metodo Classico), it becomes Greco di Tufo Spumante DOC, which is available as a “Brut” or “Extra Brut”. A sparkling wine with persistent bubbles, nice foam and a delicate aroma.

The most interesting Greco di Tufo DOCG come from the producer Mastroberardino's single vineyard wines “Vignadangelo”, Pietracupa, Di Prisco and from Feudi di San Giorgio.

Great dishes to have with Greco di Tufo DOCG

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